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retiree. he's here to talk about what he plans to do now, and his take on the president's health care plan. >> a fourth grader with nba moves. more on this young boy we're talking about, who is being compared to alan iverson. just in the fourth grade. >> tucker barnes is downstairs, staying safely in the air conditioning. hey, tucker. >> good morning. we're going to do it all over again. temperatures near 100 this afternoon. be ready for heat and humidity, and more uncomfortable temperatures here shortly. i think it's probably not great this morning, either. reagan national 86 degrees. 86 in washington. overnight lows only in the low 80s. we're going to rebound quickly. humidity 44%. wind out of the north at 6 miles per hour. let's look at our heat advisory and this goes in effect at 11:00 this morning. all the counties you see in orange under the heat advisory.
mix in the humidity, just like yesterday, air temperature will approach 100, but will feel more like 100 to 105. be ready for a hot day. not expecting a lot in the way of thunderstorm activity. not much relief later this afternoon or evening. could there be an isolated thunderstorm? yes. honestly, i think most of the thunderstorms will hold off until later in the weekend. forecast today, 100 in washington, 102 fredericksburg. 95 the cool spot in winchester. we have some 80s on the horizon. i'll let you know when those arrive coming up. back to you. >> you love the 80s, thank you. looking for a way to cool down, d.c. park and rec is extending hours at some pools, some staying open as late as 8:30 or 9:30. check your local pool for extended hours. the down side to this heat, eight people have now died from excessive heat in maryland. the health department updated that number after four more
died yesterday. it's not exactly saying the exact circumstances of their deaths. three of the latest deaths were in baltimore city. two were men over 65 years old. [sirens] >> oh, my god! >> everybody watch out. get off the [bleep] street. >> exclusive video you'll only see on fox 5. a suspect shot by police officers jumps into a police cruiser and takes off. >> this happened in college park and the university of maryland was temporarily placed on lock down. it's since reopened. sherri ly is live with the latest. >> reporter: allison, this is one of those wild scenes you would normally see in the movies. shootout between a gunman and the police. shots fired in two different locations. the suspect stealing the police cruiser and it ended here at this mcdonald's with a crash. we've got exclusive video that was captured by a witness after
the gunman and police got into the shootout. officers had their guns drawn. a witness said officers were beating the man with batons when he got into the police car and took off. happened before 11:00 last night across from the university of maryland campus. blocks away police nabbed the suspect. he smashed through a wall in a stolen cop car after officers rammed him. shots were fired again before taking the man into custody. five vehicles were towed from the crime scene involved in the shootout. the police car was smashed in on one side. the suspect survived, even though he had been shot. this started when police got a call for a gunman in the area. right now we have a witness. what did you see last night? >> i was in my apartment, i was hanging out. i heard something that was loud. i thought it was fireworks at first. i quickly ran to the window and saw it all from the start. when the police cars surrounded
the suspect and had their guns drawn. we heard a couple more shots fired. the one guy started limping in the middle of the road towards the police, and then i was surprised how he somehow got into the police cruiser, started driving off down here. he crashed into the mcdonald's wall. >> reporter: this was just a matter of minutes, right? >> all within like a couple of minutes, and it was absolutely insane. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like that? >> i've heard things in college park, and i've been here three years, but nothing i've witnessed myself like this. i was pretty shocked. >> reporter: how many shots did you hear? >> must have been like eight, eight to 10 shots. like first a round of four, and then it was about, like, another four or five. i was pretty shocked to what was going on outside in front of my apartment. >> reporter: surprised nobody else got hurt?
>> i was grateful no one else got hurt. we were just down here like five minutes before everything happened. i went to my apartment and i was like, wow, i could have been in that, so. >> reporter: close call. what's your name? >> my name is suash. >> reporter: thank you so much. we appreciate that. university of maryland was on lock down about an hour, but that was lifted at midnight. police expected to give us more information at 11:30 this morning. back to you. >> sherri ly, thank you very much. disturbing and shocking story this morning, a 12-year- old boy in prince george's county is facing murder charges. he could possibly be charged as an adult. police have charged him with second degree murder as a juvenile. his father found the boy's 2- year-old foster sister unconscious earlier this week. the dad tried cpr but could not
revive her. after interviewing the family, investigators determined the boy beat the girl to death. an autopsy has confirmed the toddler died of blunt force trauma. more than 90 people will need to find a new place to stay after fire tore through their apartment complex in woodbridge. the temperature was so intense, that firefighters brought in fans and worked on rotation. three of them and one civilian were treated for heat related illnesses. the cause of that fire is under investigation. it's now been one week since the deadly storms ripped through, but thousands are still without power this morning. now pepco has about 7100 customers offline. we talked with pepco earlier this morning, and they said some customers should be without power, possibility, throughout the weekend. dominion virginia reporting 1,059 without power. a spokesperson told us last
hour they expect to have everyone back online by tonight. and bge outages are around 4200. pepco is asking for everyone to conserve energy. the spokesperson clay anderson said there are a few things people can do. >> what we'd like our customers to do is again, set your thermostat if possible to 78 degrees and use a fan, if you have a fan in your house. want to wash clothes, use your dryer and washing machine, do that in the evening. peak hours for demand of electricity even in the heat is still between noon and about 6:00 p.m. if you can wash your clothes late in the evening or early in the morning, that would be good. >> clay anderson is also asking if your neighbors don't have power and you do, maybe invite
them over for a few hours to get relief from the heat. pepco says everyone should be back on either tomorrow or sunday at the very latest. the june jobless report is out. it shows employers only added 80,000 jobs last month. that's less than what was expected. but the rate did not change. it's still 8.2%. the presidential campaign, the president's campaign, new numbers could shift momentum to romney. we get more on that now from fox's doug luzader. >> reporter: economists are expecting today's numbers to reflect some job creation. but probably not enough to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate. the obama campaign bus continues to make its way through ohio and pennsylvania today, with the president keenly aware of the importance of today's jobs report and the role it will play in the campaign. he was laying groundwork yesterday, accusing romney of driving jobs overseas. >> governor romney's experience has been in owning companies that were called pioneers of
outsourcing. that's not my phrase. pioneers of outsourcing. my experience has been in saving the american auto industry. >> reporter: the romney campaign sent their own bus to follow the president. on board was former minnesota governor tim pawlenty. >> we should recall the promises he made last time, and the promises that are left unfulfilled and broken. >> reporter: internally, the romney campaign may be in for changes. the "washington post" reports it's a response to conservative criticism after the tepid response to last week's supreme court decision on the president's health care plan. one area where romney is surging, fund raising. he and the republican national committee hauled in 100- millimeter last month. probably besting the obama campaign, which is now burning through cash. the president's hope is this kind of retail politicking pays off in very important states. one thing we won't see this year from the president, a family vacation to martha's
vineyard. with the high unemployment rate, the optics of that may have been a big concern of the campaign. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. coming up, we will tell you about christmas in july. >> and he spent nearly three decades in charge of sibley hospital. after the break, robert sloan is here, joining us live to talk about his time of president and will weigh in on the controversial health care decision. >> before we take you to break, take a live look from skyfox. they are flying over the dulles toll roads, an overturned pickup truck in the eastbound lane. no word on injuries. two lanes are blocked at this time. it's 9:10. stay with us.
county, maryland, will be ringing their bells this month. in frederick, bell ringers will be at several locations this evening and next friday as well, and tomorrow and next saturday. tony? after more than a quarter century at the helm, sibley's president and ceo has retired. robert sloan intends to remain active in the health care field. today is his first full day of retirement and he is our guest. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> if i could be so bold as to offer advice. we're glad you're here, it's your first day and you're up early in the morning talking about health care. >> right. >> are you going to take some time away to relax? >> oh, yes. later in the summer we'll go to the beach with my wife's family and we'll take our family for a vacation. it will be fun. >> you get to spend more time with the grand kids. >> absolutely. we have seven grandchildren now
under 7 years of age. >> that will keep you young. we thought this would be a good opportunity to touch base on your tenure at sibley and other things happening in health care. first of all, i want to talk about some of your achievements, but in particular this partnership with johns hopkins. why is that important and why it may be important for this region in general? >> first of all, tony, this was not a quick decision. sibley memorial hospital has been a stand alone hospital over 120 years. about 15 years ago, we first looked at the question, should we join a larger system, would that enhance our mission of service, would it help us improve the quality of care? at that time the answer was no. we were doing fine. ten years ago we looked at it again. five years ago we looked at it again. circumstances changed, and the business model changed so significantly, that in 2010 we decided in fact, it was necessary to join a larger system, and it was all about
the mission. how could we improve our mission, how could we maintain our mission, how could we improve the quality of care for the residents of this community and for our patients? we decided after a thorough review, took over a year, that johns hopkins was the best system for us, for this community. after all, they are the nation's number one rated hospital. and they promised to assist us, to help us recruit physicians, younger physicians, who would help us continue our service to this community. >> so those in this community, they benefit from this partnership because of the additional help in recruiting and all that kind of thing? >> a whole number of ways. first of all, we will have the same information technology system as johns hopkins. the training of our staff will be the same. we'll put together a community hospital division with suburban hospital, with sibley hospital, perhaps other entities.
we'll hire more physicians. then we'll work in a coordinated fashion between johns hopkins and sibley, so patients that need services at hopkins, can get their follow- up at sibley. or they can be diagnosed at sibley, with the same level of expertise that they would at johns hopkins. we'll be provided by the research effort, by the academic excellence, and yet we'll retain the community feel and the community quality of care at sibley. we think it's a winning combination for both. >> let's talk about the health care that people are getting at sibley and hospitals in general. you've seen a lot of changes over the years. is it tougher now for a hospital to provide that quality health care and maintain its standards? >> i don't think so. in fact, i think just the opposite. i think quality is getting much better. there are more metrics that we're measuring now. there's less variation. there's greater standardzation in health care. people are paying more attention to the outcomes of
patients and their diseases and illnesses. so i think it's getting better. i think the joint commission on accreditation of hospitals is emphasizing outcome measurement. i think there's a lot of work being done. data driven, so we can improve the care is better now than it's ever been. >> i should rephrase the question. i'm thinking more in terms of expense and all of that. let me talk about health care today. the health care that's provided generally in america, sounds like you think it's better. we had the president's health care plan put on trial more or less and the supreme court came down on that. where do you stand in that? do you think the changes that have happened and are colonel in terms of the health care act are going to improve health care for most people? >> great question. and time will tell. first of all, the patient protection and affordable care act was a massive piece of federal legislation.
now, as any piece of legislation, there were advantages to it and disadvantages. the advantages, more people will be covered, millions more people will be covered with insurance. and that is what it was really about. this was insurance reform and not health care reform. more people will be covered. there are provisions in it such as young adults staying on their family's health insurance. that's good. so there are qualities. more money for coordination of care. so there are positive aspects. there are big negatives to this, too. it is a tax, individual mandate which was ruled by the supreme court. there are many taxes associated with this legislation. taxes on medicare recipients that make over a certain amount. taxes on pharmaceuticals, taxes on diagnostic imaging equipment. can we afford it? the supreme court, i think, the health care provider made the best decision under the
circumstances. chief justice roberts ruled the which he said he would rule in his confirmation hearings, that is he was an umpire. he made the right call. now as a people we can debate this, listen to the presidential candidates discuss it, and we can decide and choose. after all, that's our system, and it's a good system. we'll see. >> it is great to get your insight. i wish we had more time. you're still going to continue to have a relationship with sibley? >> i will be a senior advisor to the johns hopkins health system. they've asked me to write a history of sibley, and i'll serve as chairman of a health care foundation we established to continue the original mission of the methodists who started sibley memorial hospital. >> robert sloan now the retired president and ceo. take off the tie and relax. congratulations to you. thanks for coming in. we appreciate it. allison, back to you. >> wonderful having him here. thank you, tony. if you are a fan of the movie "the little mermaid," we have news for you. what the government says that might have you disappointed. >> imagine coming home to find
a hole in your home. let's just say be careful what you take alcohol around. we'll tell you what happened next. first, it's time to check in with holly. good morning. >> reporter: hey, allison. we thought it would be fun to see if we can put a patio in in the same amount of time we do our morning newscast. the answer is, yes we can! and we did it on a budget. we're live at ed's plant world in brandywine. coming up live later, the tips you need to know so you can do your own summer spruceup in your outdoor living space. it's later on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.
the statement was released after animal planet released a show last may. we have the story on myfoxdc.com. >> national ocean service? i don't think i've ever heard of that. a massachusetts family got quite a surprise when they came home from a fourth of july get- away. holes in their house. >> yeah, the holes came from a neighbor's home made canon. something else people probably shouldn't be doing. investigators say the canon made of an old cast iron pipe and gun powder malfunctioned on july 3rd and sent shrapnel flying into the home. neighbors said it was extremely loud. supposed to be the most amazing fireworks show west of the mississippi. the big fourth of july celebration in san diego was a bust. it lasted 33 seconds. all of the fireworks for the
entire show went off at once. the company that put on the show says it came down to a computer glitch. $400,000to put on. it was supposed to last 16 minutes. >> so the people in the audience there were like -- >> you don't know what happened. you're sitting there going, huh? >> right, what happened. >> the poor people who put it on. you know they feel terrible. >> i would like to update what national ocean service is. it's a part of noaa. >> thank you very much for that. coming up next, you got to see this. a 9-year-old whose basketball skills have people comparing him to alan iverson. >> you may have heard leaving your windows open keeps your car cooler. we're putting it to the test. plus tips from an expert to cool your car in this extreme
college basketball programs are always looking for the next big thing. the word is, this little guy is one to watch. mike miles known to his teammates as mike mike is only going into the fifth grade. a reel of him playing appeared on a basketball highlight reel. wow. how old is he? going in the fifth grade, got to be nine. >> wow. >> he's good. >> great moves. >> my son has just started playing and he's 8. he's really good. he scored 18 points in his last game. >> he did? who was he playing against, you? >> no, other kids. >> he would score that on me,
too. >> he would. >> yes, he would. >> that was impressive. if you're going to play basketball -- >> wait until 8:00 p.m. >> brutal today. day number nine of 95 degrees or higher. this is the only third time we've had so many days in a row it's been 95 or higher in the washington area. not your imagination if you feel like this has been a particularly tough heat wave. now 88 degrees in washington. 90 in quantico. only 9:30 in the morning. 86 at dulles. 88 in frederick. again, 100, that will be the air temperature later today. we have a heat advisory because heat index will be 100 to 105. last couple of days, as we mentioned, chicago was 102. expecting more of the same today. kansas city expecting 105.
terrible heat to the west. we're on the eastern edge of it. we're getting plenty of it. heat advisory, goes into effect at 11:00 until 8:00 tonight. lots of water if you're going to the folklife festival, outside playing basketball, take it easy. this heat will be dangerous the next couple of days. not much in the way of relief in the form of thunderstorms today. there could be one or two thunderstorms, but much of the area here expecting to be hazy and hot and humid for the afternoon. as we get into the weekend, i think saturday will be brutally hot. by sunday, a cold front pressing into the area and we could kick off storms around here and then the cooler and drier air will move back in and by monday and tuesday, only in the 80s. yeah, celebrate. sunny, hot and humid. isolated storm a possibility. 100 is the daytime high. wind out of the north and west
at 5 miles per hour. 79 the overnight low. tomorrow, excessive heat watch in effect. heat index temperatures could push 110 tomorrow across parts of the region. be ready for tomorrow afternoon. then 96 with the possibility of strong thunderstorms sunday. monday and tuesday much quieter, with temperatures in the 80s. there you go. that's a look at the weather forecast. now we're going to find out what the heat does inside your car with allison. thanks, tucker. i don't think i need to tell you how hot it is outside. but today we are answering an ask allison question that has to do with the heat. and you're right, our automobile. ron from d.c. asks, in these hot days do cars breathe or should we crack the car windows to let the heat out? ron, thank you for that question. i'm taking that and i'm running with it to see how we can stay cool when we get in our hot cars. the answer, the short answer is yes, it does help a little bit
in regular heat. i don't know about this heat. we're going to talk to an expert. we wanted to do a little sort of experiment, if you will. we have two cars, both white. that does matter a little bit. light color with light interior. we put the thermometers in the car about an hour ago. over 120 in that car now. probably 130 degrees in that car. windows all the way up. windows cracked, about 2 inches or so, check out the temperature, 130. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> where he did this experiment. only goes to 120, so we don't
know how hot is it. >> when it's this hot it doesn't matter. once it gets over 120 degrees, who is counting? >> right. if we have a tiny crack or something in in our windshield, does that exacerbate the issue, when the cars are tightly -- the windows are tightly up. does that matter? >> no, the crack will expand or increase with a temperature differential. in this kind of heat it won't matter that much. it won't do anything, unless you turn the air conditioning straight on the windshield. then you run the risk of expanding that crack. normally in the winter time and it's cold, that will expand the crack with the heat. we want our air in the summertime on our face, not the windshield. >> we don't want to have our window down, though it doesn't matter that much. can we cool it down at all? when we get in the car, as i
read that you said, could be 50 degrees hotter inside the car than the air temperature. could be 150 degrees in our car and 100 degrees outside. >> running the car to cool it off before you get in becomes two things, one, who is in the car? if we're going to put people with a compromised health situation, cool the car off first. we have to be aware of leaving a car unattended while running. safety in the first thing. if you can't leave the car running safely, then just have to deal with the heat and make it happen. >> how about when you're driving and -- this might be old school -- roll the windows up, you're dragging the mileage. does it matter? >> we're not going fast enough to make that much of a difference. might get a percentage or two difference. goes back to who is in the car and comfort level. 100degrees, we want it comfortable inside the car, roll the windows up. >> how about the health of our
tires, does it matter in this heat? >> this heat won't affect them, as long as your tires are properly maintained. inflation. check them once a week, and if the tires are in good shape and properly inflated, they'll be fine. >> aaa has many more tips, anything under pressure like hairspray and those bottles, leave that out of the car. lots more tips. >> exactly. >> thank you for being with us today. >> you're welcome. >> ben is with aaa. thank you so much for your expertise. and thank you for writing in the question, ron. if you have a question, look on our web site, myfoxdc.com. there's a link to ask allison. we will be right back. i got to get back inside.
adding a tribute to the godfather of go-go. organizers are designating tomorrow as chuck brown tribute day. the tributes will include musical performances, an hour long fitness work out, and story telling on the history of go-go and brown's career. just drink plenty of water. the top 10 contestants from last season's "american idol" hit the road today. >> the finalists say they are excited to meet their fans. each will perform one solo number and those who finished higher will sing more songs. also group performances, trios, duets. the tour kicks off tonight in detroit. it makes a stop at the verizon center on august 8th. sorry, the sun has me all -- >> it's hot. still ahead, holly is learning how to take your patio from drag to fab on a budget.
>> and wisdom and sarah learning about maggie the cow. >> reporter: look over here. this is why sarah gets paid the big bucks. she's milking a cow. we're going to have a milk-off. we're going to talk about the folklife festival when we come back. exciting stuff. stay tuned. th is is thplat revo lves aund you. introducing share everything. unlimited talk. unlimited text. tap into a single pool of sharable data and add up to 10 different devices, including smartphones and tablets. the first plan of its kind. share everything. only from verizon. now add a tablet for only $10 monthly access.
chair and professor of biochemistry mississippi state in mississippi. >> that's a mouthful. >> reporter: tell us why -- this is the first time this cow has been here. >> that's right. we were invited leer. this is the 150th anniversary of the act which was created public land grant universities which mississippi state is a proud one of those, that fellowship. we were invited to come talk about agriculture and about what we do at mississippi state, and why agriculture is important to people to understand where their food comes from. we've brought a couple of exhibits. our college of veterinary medicine has their mobile lab. we have maggie the milking cow, along with technology exhibits. >> reporter: i'm going to get into position. >> reporter: wisdom and i, we both grew up on a farm, but never milked a cow.
we're learning quite a bit here today. why do you think it's so important people do know? do you find a lot of people don't know where their food or milk comes from? >> yeah, i think sometimes we take for granted what it takes to get milk to our store or table. the kids can have a good time learning with milking the cow. we can also tell them a little bit about sort of the american farmer and farms in general, and where their food comes from. it's an important thing to appreciate and understand. >> reporter: this is not real milk, by the way. it's a fake cow. >> reporter: this is the old way of doing it. >> that's right. we have kids do the hand milking. we also have demonstration equipment here, which is how they would do it currently. this is a smaller milker. today some farms are robotic milking. it's very much automated in terms of the milking procedure and that sort of thing.
it's fun for the kids to come in here and have their own speed milking competition and try to at least understand and appreciate where milk comes from. >> reporter: growing up on a farm, i never got the chance to do this, so i feel like i was shorted. i'll have to talk to my parents about this. it's cool. also the cow isn't kicking as well. >> that's right. have to be safe. >> reporter: technology has really come about in helping you take care of the animals. you use heat sensing technology to detect how the cows doing or other types of animals. >> that's right. we're kind of on i think the forefront of some of the research on the use of infrared. it's hand held, portable. you can take it to the farm easily. this is technology that's been used in defense and engineering for a long time. but it's something that we've started applying to agriculture. we can tell everything from if an animal has a hurt leg, infection, we can see that. we have a picture of our
mascot. this is bully that we took a thermal image of. we can talk to them a little bit about everything from heat stress to body temperature and we have a lot of exhibits set up here in our tent that talk about the use of this technology. >> reporter: let's practice on wisdom here a little bit. it's pretty hot out here, guys. it will be around 100 if not higher today. how hot is wisdom now? >> the white areas and reds are the hottest. you can see the blues and purples on the back that are coolest. everybody is different in terms of what we call thermal signature. we can use to tell whether there's any problems or things like that. i'm not going to just go into those details or anything like that. >> reporter: don't have enough time for that. >> reporter: the interesting
thing is you'll be here all weekend long. >> that's right. >> reporter: admission is free. >> right. >> reporter: you can't beat that. if you're without power now and you need something to do, take the kids to, the folklife festival is going on. >> reporter: a lot of stuff for the kids to do. this is pretty fun. this is really fun. in fact, i'm going to sit down here and do this again, since i'm becoming like an expert. >> reporter: tony and allison, back to you guys. >> i have milked a cow before. >> you have? but you didn't do it for your livelihood? >> no. no. how much do you think it would cost to get a makeover on your back yard? we wanted to know if you could do it on a budget. and fox 5's holly morris says you can. she is live in brandywine with the grand master of gardening,
derek thomas. >> reporter: the grand master of gardening, there he is. and not only have we done a patio on a budget, but we've done it in a timely fashion. >> right. there. >> reporter: this was not here when we started a few hours ago. >> patios have come a long way. all of these look like stones. you can get a patio done on a budget, whether you want to be a do it yourselfer or have it professionally installed, you can create a great space like we did during the news show and we've got a couple finishing pieces to do here. >> reporter: not only is it something that can be done efficient but easily? >> relatively easily. once you get everything set up, it's just as easy as that, holly. we brought in the big guy.
we brought in the expert here with us this morning. >> reporter: come on over. >> hello. >> reporter: well, hello. are you waving to me? >> he's going to get ready with everything we need to know. >> reporter: you've gotten bigger since i saw you last. you were this big the last time. now you're this big. he says it's hot, why do you have me out here? a lot of people are coming out to do this kind of thing. let's talk about the options. >> well, what we're doing now is we're offering this for a do it yourself package. if somebody wants to do this, we will offer this for $500. >> reporter: for this, wow! amazing. >> they can do it themselves. those who don't want to do it, we can do it for $1,200. we'll come out and install it for you. >> reporter: what do people know to do this? >> first of all, you want to select a site in your yard that's fairly level. then once you select your site, you'll mark it out, you'll dig
it out about four to 6 inches to get the loose dirt, top soil out of of it. then you'll build back up with cr6. compact that in layers so it gives you a good solid base. thin layer of saw dust on top. once you have the base prepared, the bricks go down easily. run a couple of string lines to make sure they're straight. then laying them in a border. it's a straightforward process. you brush the sand in between them, and you're done. >> reporter: how long -- we had several people obviously working on this in order to get it done throughout our newscast here. but how long would it take maybe one person, maybe you and your son working on it together? >> typical homeowner could do it on a weekend day, like a saturday, if they got up early in this heat and got started. >> reporter: or do it in the middle of the night. >> exactly. it's not a long drawnout process. we can help with the guidelines
and instructions. if people are interested, we're doing the special for the month of july. >> reporter: it always pays to be a fox 5 viewer. >> absolutely. >> reporter: why stand when we can sit? >> cool beverages. >> reporter: look at this! i'm telling you, this is a little oasis. the other thing i wanted to talk about, since we've revived our containers, never underestimate the power of greenery or flowers. >> once you get the hard scaping in, a lush landscape goes a long way. it's nice to come home to a back yard oasis. that's what this thing has been about. whether you're refreshing containers that have been a little bit beaten down or you do a mini makeover to your garden. >> reporter: tell me about the stepping stones there. that's a little something, but adds a finishing touch. >> that's also a cast cement product. made to look like stone. once again, for homeowners on a budget, it's a great product
they can do it themselves. >> reporter: if we're talking about all this stuff made to look like something else, how does it wear? >> wears very william. this is permanent. unlike a wooden deck that de tare eights from day one -- deteriorates from day one. it lasts a lifetime. no worries like with a wooden deck. >> reporter: what's good is this water. i was thinking, why don't you move that flower over there and that over there. here's what you need to know, myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link to ed's plant world. always a wonderful host. we're going to watch you grow up through the years as we continue to landscape, with the help of derek, of course. more fox 5 morning news when we cam back. stay with us. wave bye-bye. '
five-day forecast, 100 this afternoon. will feel even warmer than that. heat advisory goes in effect about an hour. 110 tomorrow. could be strong storms sunday. then monday and tuesday, temperatures in the 80s. >> tony asked if you were getting bored delivering this forecast ever day. >> i'm glad i'm busy, but i wish i could deliver better weather. >> we have tips for you to stay as cool as possible and protect yourself. drink plenty of water during heat like this. go outside early or late in the day. try to him your time outdoors in the middle part of the day. seek air conditioning whenever possible and wear light colored clothing. >> don't ever leave anybody, a person, a pet, any living thing in a parked car. and don't leave your plants out there either. it's too hot. if you feel overheated, get out of the heat immediately. great ps